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Novice Test – Counter Canter

You are the proud rider of a horse that you have trained to strike off on the correct canter lead; you can maintain the canter and balance and now it’s time to begin thinking about counter canter.

Counter canter is found in Novice dressage tests upwards and it’s a tricky one  because if your horse is anything like mine she just did not want to stay in counter canter, preferring to change legs (not yet my sweet another couple of levels until we get to that) or drop into trot (we worked hard to eliminate that some time ago!)

Counter canter is when your horse is cantering on the opposite lead to the direction it is going in.  So the horse will be on the left leg whilst cantering on the right rein. Continue reading Novice Test – Counter Canter